It depends on what type of holiday you're looking for. I can't really speak on Marrakech or Cassablanca, although I have driven past Cas and through Marr. I can say that Agadir is well set up for package tourism etc with great beach and some nice hotels, traditional markets around the city. However if you're looking for tthe real taste of Morocco and good winter activities, you should travel down the coast where you can visit Tiznit a beautiful town with a renowned silver market, further down the coast is Mirleft a small developing town where you can real feel the real Morocco, with some beautiful beaches and good surf schools. Also there are bicycles mopeds and quads for hire, for journey's up into the hills. Between Tiznet and Mirleft and about 20/30 min from Mirleft is a place called Nigel's Place. Nigel is a british expat who has beautiful accomodation and offers tandem paragliding flights, (my only interest in this, is that I am a paragliding instructor from Wales UK that spends time here twice a year, teaching students).
In Mirleft there is a small intimate hotel called Hotel Abertih run by a french guy Damian. you can check out his website www.abertih.com Here also you can connect with one of his staff, a guy by the name Sliman he is Berber and can give you a guided tour of the area and his home village and camel market and the most beautiful Argan oil,(a real treat).
There are tour minibuses that operate out of Agadir and maybe there could be a good base to start out from. Flights to Agadir are reasonable, usually around £150rtn, you could pay more but you don't need to and there are good deals to be had in some of the hotels around the beach area. If you'e a foody, then the best food will always be away from the cities and in the more rural areas in, fact generally the more rural, the better the food.
Always haggle prices and always be clear on the price of things and be sure that you have agreed the price of your taxi before the journey starts. If you hire a car beware of speed traps and on the spot fines. If this does happen you can negotiate with the police on the amount of the fine, I would suggest opening negotioations with not more than £10. about 6 years ago
I also would like to know about nice spas in Marrakech,
party because I would be interested in combining a 3rd visit to the city with possibly teaching a Yoga class / workshop..
I'll be training in Thai Massage in Thailand (for my 5th time) until April and could make it to Marrakech in December 2015.. It would be great to hear if anybody has any spa suggestions.
Not least because of course it would be nice to get a treatment, too! almost 5 years ago